Physician Assisted Suicide

OU Advocacy has been involved in efforts, in both Congress and the courts, to restrict physician-assisted suicide and promote better treatment of pain.

OU Decries Federal Court Ruling Favoring Physician Assisted Suicide

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – through its Institute for Public Affairs, decried a federal court ruling overturning a policy directive announced this afternoon by Attorney General John … Continued
Read More Posted at April 17, 2002 at 1:41 pm

OU Applauds Atty. General Ashcroft Directive On Physician Assisted Suicide

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – through its Institute for Public Affairs, applauded a policy directive announced this afternoon by Attorney General John Ashcroft clarifying that federally controlled … Continued
Read More Posted at November 6, 2001 at 8:16 pm

OU Testifies in Senate Against Assisted Suicide and for Pain Relief

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America will present testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on the Pain Relief Promotion Act – a measure that would strictly limit physician assisted suicide while promoting more … Continued
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